Each week the Queensland Museum lends us items for the children to look at and learn about our world – past, present and future. This term the children have had some interesting pieces that have caught their attention and encouraged them to make observations and share ideas.
A visit from the Life Education program was a source of much discussion amongst the children, as they learnt about ‘sometime’ foods and ‘everyday’ foods and sorted food into its correct basket.
The children learnt about lots of different things that are important for strong and healthy bodies, from cleaning our teeth to sun safety and road safety.
Learning about different parts of the body was lots of fun as everyone tried to find the different body parts and organs on the ‘carpet kid’.
At the end of May, the Kindy children went on a special excursion to Kenmore State School to celebrate Under 8’s Week.
The highlight was an Ocean Life sea education exhibit, with real sea creatures to touch, feel and explore. The Kindy children proved how fast they could run, with the police recording their speed on the radar guns. There was a police van to climb in and a fire engine visit. A host of activities such as face painting, playdough, construction, picnic morning tea and disco dancing made this a memorable morning for everyone.
One of the favourite events on the Kindy calendar, Special Visitors Day, was held at the end of May.
The children took great delight in cooking a special morning tea to share with their visitors, doing a music lesson and showing their loved ones some favourite Kindy activities.
Equally, our Special Visitors, often grandparents or family members, enjoyed a special morning with the little person in their life.
To quote one very impressed grandparent “If there is a better Kindy anywhere in Australia, I’d like to see it!”
The Kindy was lucky enough to have the firefighters from the Pullenvale Fire Station bring their big red fire engine to Kindy and talk to children about fire safety.
The children learnt about different types of fires, what to do in an emergency and how to contact the fire brigade if there is a fire.
The children were very excited to explore the fire engine and all the safety equipment that firefighters have to wear. The highlight was squirting the big hose!
The Obstacle-a-thon was a huge success with all the children sliding, bouncing, hopping, crawling, running, weaving and climbing their way through a super fun obstacle course, cheered on loudly by family and educators.
The children explored new skills, tested their gross motor and raised funds for Kindy at the same time. Another great effort by all our Kindy children.
Kenmore District Kindergarten was a finalist in the category for “Excellence and Innovation in Leadership in Service Management” at The Gowrie 75thAnniversary Dinner on 12 Jun 2015.
To be a finalist in this highly prestigious category puts Kenmore District Kindy up there as one of the State’s finest.
Congratulations to our committed Kindy educators!
Great news! The Kindy was successful in winning a Coles Landcare grant to establish a bush tucker garden in the Unit 1 play area.
Thanks to this grant, the Unit 1 children will have terrific fun tasting, smelling and cooking with a whole new range of plants whilst learning about biodiversity and cultural heritage.
The existing bush tucker garden in the Unit 2 playground is much-loved by the children and a great complement to the native bee hive, worm farm and vegetable garden in the Kindy grounds.